This phrase arises a lot among those who deny evolutionary processes. I’ve seen evolution-deniers literally sneer with disgust at the alleged audacity of scientists who describe “blind and mindless” processes. Many are appalled at the thought that “blind and mindless processes” could be responsible for the diversity of living things.
Nevertheless, I never hear such contempt towards “blind and mindless processes” like radioisotope decay, solar fusion, oxidation, fermentation, photosynthesis, osmosis, or mitosis. Why?
Every one of us arose from the blind and mindless processes by which countless sperm competed to reach and penetrate an egg. [Yes, I realize that that is an oversimplification. We know that some sperms have other purposes, even “cooperative” ones. Of course, those also are blind and mindless processes.]
Is the contempt toward the “blind and mindless process” simply an ingrained fear that “random chance” could in any way determine the life and world we know?
[To be clear, I have no problem with “random chance” because the Bible states that all that we consider “chance” is determined by God. Proverbs 16:33 says “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.”]
Of course, if mitosis is not actually a “blind and mindless process” because it was created by God, could not the same be said about evolutionary processes which were created by God?